I’m glad you gave it a go! I can see where it’s going and it looks good! Thanks for this feedback.
I’ve completed the design for my project and have modeled it. I’ve sent the renderings to the client, so if I get the job, I’ll share the process. Things look promising, but until you have the deposit in hand, you never know!
I plan to use a metal called “Argentium” - which is fundamentally like sterling silver without the tarnishing. Jewelry sites sell the stuff and it’s not too expensive. They sell it in square wire, which will be perfect for my design as I don’t have any curves to navigate…I’ll be clipping wire to length and mitering corners. I plan to use 1/8" bits and 11 gauge jewelry wire (which is an exact match in dimensions - .125") and setting the wire to the full 1/8" depth. I’ll be tacking the ends of each piece with glue and leaving the balance to friction.
My business is all custom pieces, designed to fit very specific situations - and as such, I’m often challenged with new techniques and materials. That makes it exciting and new each time…but it also raises the stress level! It’s great to have a community to bounce ideas off of and who get obsessed with the techniques as much as I do! So, thanks for trying this out @neilferreri!